Allen Americans at Worcester Railers HC
December 18th, 2019
Meeting 1 of 1 vs. Allen this season
Railers are 0-1-0-0 vs. the Americans this season
Third Period Comeback Comes Up Short in Railers 5-4 Loss to Americans
Barry Almeida scores his 50thgoal as a worcester railer
Worcester, MA – The Worcester Railers HC (8-16-1-0, 17pts) scored three straight goals in the third period but lost a nail bitter 5-4 to the Allen Americans (20-5-3-0, 43pts) on Wednesday evening in front of 2,002 fans at the DCU Center. The Railers hit the road for a pair of games vs. Brampton on Friday and Saturday before the holiday break.
Jordan Samuels-Thomas (1-2-3), Kyle Thomas (1-2-3), and Ryan MacKinnon (0-2-2) all recorded multi-point performances while Evan Buitenhuis made 18 saves in net. Captain Barry Almeida scored his 50thgoal as a Worcester Railer while Shane Walsh also added a goal. Allen had five different goal scorers while Tyler Sheehy (0-2-) extended his point streak to nine games. Jake Patterson made 39 saves in net for his 11thwin of the season.
Worcester took two penalties in the first period and were successful in killing off the first one with plenty of short-handed chances but it would be Jack Sadek (3rd) who banked one of the skate of a Railers play from below the right circle with just 13.6 seconds left to give Allen a 1-0 lead which they took into the dressing room. Shots were even at 9-9 through 20 minutes of play.
Allen grabbed the first two goals of the second period in a span of 3:44 started by Jared Van Wormer (9th) who redirected a shot off of a blast from the point courtesy of Stepan Falkovsky at 14:08 to give the Americans a 2-0 lead. Coming out of the penalty box Alex Breton (4th) went in on a breakaway and went forehand back hand before sliding it through the wickets of Evan Buitenhuis to increase the lead to 3-0 at 17:52. In the dying minute of the second period Ryan MacKinnon cranked one on net from the right point with Jake Patterson making the initial save before Jordan Samuels-Thomas (11th) smacked home the rebound with just 51 seconds left in the period to cut the deficit to 3-1. Worcester went into the locker room down 3-1 but outshot Allen 19-8 in the second stanza for a total of 28-17.
After allowing back to back goals and falling down 5-1 with goals at 5:24 and 6:17. The comeback would begin for the Railers. After a great individual effort from Jordan Samuels-Thomas short-handed Kyle Thomas (7th) was able to find a rebound in the left circle zipping it past Jake Patterson at 7:18 cutting the deficit down to 5-2. On the power-play at 14:14 Barry Almeida sent one past Patterson to make the game 5-3. Just 40 seconds later Shane Walsh (4th) made things interesting as the game was down to a one goal game at 5-4 but despite pulling the goaltender and multiple good chances in the final minutes the Railers fell 5-4.
Notes: Three Stars: 3rd star…. Kyle Thomas (1-2-3, +2, 5 shots) 2nd star: Alex Breton (1-1-2, +2) 1st star: Jordan Samuels-Thomas (1-2-3, +2, 6 shots) ….final shots were 43-23 for Worcester…. Jake Patterson (11-2-2) made 39 saves in net for Allen.… Evan Buitenhuis (4-9-0) made 18 saves on 23 shots for Worcester while Ian Milosz served as the backup…. Worcester went 1-for-4 on the power play while Allen went 2-for-4…. Ivan Chukarov, Cody Payne, Anthony Florentino, JD Dudek (inj) ,and Tanner Pond (inj) did not dress for Worcester…. Mike Cornell, Jakub Skarek, and Linus Soderstrom are currently on recall with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers…. Jordan Samuels-Thomas (1-2-3) recorded his team leading 11thgoal of the season and eighth multi-point performance…. Barry Almeida scored his 50thcareer goal as a Railer…. Kyle Thomas (1-2-3) recorded his third multi-point performance…. Ryan MacKinnon (0-2-2) extended his point streak to two games and recorded his second multi-point performance…. Worcester set a season high with 43 shots on net…. Worcester is now 1-1-0-0 all-time vs. the Americans and 0-1-0-0 at the DCU Center.
What’s on tap – HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
The Railers hit the road for a pair of games in Brampton, ON vs the Beast before the four-day holiday break. On Friday, the Railers and Beast battle at 7pm and have a 4pm start on Saturday at the CAA Centre. Coverage for both games begin 30 minutes before puck drop on 98.9 Nash Icon. After a four-day holiday break, the Railers head to Adirondack on Dec 27 for a 7pm start time vs. the Thunder.
On Saturday, Dec 28 the Railers host the Maine Mariners at 7pm on a BIG GAME SATURDAY on HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS NIGHT with the first 2,000 fans receiving a pair of Railers holiday socks presented by UniBank. Saturday Night Signings will feature a Railers player(s) signing autographs during the first intermission in the Fallon Health Pavilion. Tickets start at just $15!
Bring a group of 10 or more people to the game and save BIG $$$$ off Box Office pricing and receive a Railers hat for everyone in your group! Plus, score a Railers experience…Zamboni rides, High-Five Tunnel, post-game photo on ice, and more! Call 508-365-1750 for your customized group experience!
Still and Stir located behind the DCU Center provides hockey fans with a great pregame and postgame atmosphere all season long. Watch all road games broadcast live on ECHLTV.com for a small fee. Listen to all Railers games live on 98.9 Nash ICON with coverage beginning 30 minutes before puck drop with Eric Lindquist and Cam McGuire. Full season memberships, mini plans, and group tickets are on sale now by calling the Railers front office at 508-365-1750 or by visiting www.RailersHC.com.
Worcester Railers Hockey…. Ride the Train!